What happened in #Wisconsin, and what happens next by Laura Conway:

Last night, Wisconsin State Senate Republicans stripped most public employees unions of most collective bargaining rights. After insisting for weeks that busting the unions was essential to balancing the state’s budget, they broke Governor Scott Walker’s “budget-repair bill” into two parts. One part contained the anti-union provisions, the other the items that Republicans now deemed fiscal.

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Koch Industries Employs PR Firm To Airbush Wikipedia, Gets Banned For Unethical ‘Sock Puppets’ by Lee Fang

Last year, Koch Industries began employing New Media Strategies … ever since the NMS contract was inked with Koch, an NMS employee began editing the Wikipedia page for “Charles Koch,” “David Koch,” “Political activities of the Koch family,” and “The Science of Success” (a book written by Charles). Under the moniker of “MBMAdmirer,” … to distance the Koch family from the Tea Party movement, to provide baseless comparisons between Koch and conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros, and to generally delete citations to liberal news outlets. …

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Comments

  1. #1 MadScientist
    March 11, 2011

    I wonder how the union busting “you won’t get a raise for 10 years – be thankful if you don’t get pay cuts” laws will affect the salaries of positions such as mayor, governor, etc. Oh that’s right – they’re special so they have special rules for themselves.